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Poster: morst Date: Apr 23, 2011 4:51pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Is it possible to edit .FLAC metadata from within archive.org?

You are correct that you'll have to delete the old flac files and re-upload the new ones. Be sure to update your MD5 and FFP checksum files to reflect the new FLACs, or you'll get hung up on the re-derive check.

Maybe someday the archive will have tools to allow flac tag editing, but as that would affect all the MD5 values, probably not in the near future.

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Poster: ZaPenguin Date: Apr 23, 2011 7:13pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Is it possible to edit .FLAC metadata from within archive.org?

Thanks for the help :)

I'm reasonably sure that FFP isn't affected by tags - at least that's been the case in my experience. .FLAC is smart enough to separate out the metadata before running the checksum.

Archive.org could always derive the MD5/FFP server-side - it's a relatively quick computational process, certainly nowhere near as bad as encoding mp3s. Might make things a bit easier on complete novice uploaders (though I could see that being both a blessing and a curse ;))

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